SW Machines: Technology leader for decades

SW Machines’ roots go back almost five decades to 1975, when Heckler & Koch GmbH developed its first line boring machines, high-precision surface grinding machines, and special machines. Join us on a journey from 1975 to the present, from the first CNC machine tools to SW Machines today, a leading global partner for complete manufacturing solutions.

2021

EMO in MAILAND

The new high-performance BA7x1 & BA W08-X1 single-station machines and the new AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) will be unveiled at EMO in Milan.
2020

Anniversary 25 years

For the company's 25th anniversary in 2020, SW is entering new dimensions in the machining of large structural components with the BA space3 | Commissioning of the SW plant in Chongqing, China
2019

New plant in Tettnang

SW Automation opens the new plant in Tettnang. | Foundation SW Polska | Foundation SW France | Foundation SW Italia s.r.l
2018

FOUNDATION SW MEXICO

Foundation SW Mexico
2017

New construction USA

New construction of the SW plant in New Hudson, Michigan, USA
2016

CONSTRUCTION WALDMÖSSINGEN

Extension of the engineering and administration building in Waldmössingen (+3,000 m²). | The SW CloudPlatform and the C|-one Panel are introduced to the market. | New construction of the SW plant in Suzhou, China
2015

Takeover bartsch GmbH

Takeover of bartsch GmbH in Tettnang, today SW Automation
2014

SW North America Inc.

SW Industries Inc. becomes SW North America Inc. and local activities are expanded.
2013

Logistics and technology center

Major investment in a new logistics and technology center and the expansion of assembly at the Waldmössingen site (+ 5,000 m²) | In China, SW realizes the first fully automated turnkey plant.
2012

Acquisition EMAG Group

SDB takes over the shares of the EMAG Group and is thus the sole shareholder of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH.
2010

Office china

Opening of Representative Office in Shanghai, China
2009

BA 322

The BA 322 will be presented at the EMO in Milan.
2008

South German EMAG Verwaltungs GmbH

Transfer of all shares in Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH to the newly founded Süddeutsche-EMAG Verwaltungs GmbH.
2005

BM 1250

The BM 1250 is being developed together with Daimler.
2004

Sale to EMAG Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Securing the future: The sale to EMAG Maschinenfabrik GmbH in Salach has secured the succession of shareholders. SW thus gains significantly more international presence and markets.
1999

Foundation SW Industries Inc.

Foundation of SW Industries Inc. in Michigan, USA
1997

BA machine series

Birth of the BA machine series: two- and four-spindle travelling column machines with horizontal work spindles
1995

Foundation of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH

Foundation of Schwäbische Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH as an independent company. As Partners: Walter A. Lamp and Dieter Kroll.
1991

Spin-off of HK Machinery and Plant Engineering

Acquisition of the Heckler & Koch Group by British Aerospace. Concentration of the British group on defense, aerospace and space technology. Spin-off of, among others, the machinery and plant engineering business.
1984

TETRA MILL

First four-spindle CNC machining center TETRA MILL
1981

Heckler & Koch Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH

Independent business unit as Heckler & Koch Maschinen- und Anlagenbau GmbH
1978

First CNC two-place machining center

First CNC two-station machining center with tool magazine
1975

EXPANSION Heckler & Koch GmbH

Heckler & Koch GmbH expands its product range. In addition to weapons, HK produces first in-line drilling machines, high-precision surface grinding machines and special machines.
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